Sree Sreenivasan is a tech evangelist. He was the first Chief Digital Officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has been credited with bringing the museum into the digital age. He was also the Chief Digital Officer at Columbia University. Before that, he was a professor of digital media at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for nearly 20 years. Sree graduated from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi. He has a Master of Science degree from Columbia.
In 2010, he was named one of Poynter Institute’s 35 most influential people in social media. He is currently on a tour of India, where he is talking about everything that is digital. In this telephonic interview with Meryl Garcia, he talks about life after having to leave his high-profile job at the Met and the challenges digital media in India is facing.
How has life been after your stint as Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art? What have you been up to?